Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.
The MTA are once again proud to sponsor Cranfield University’s National Manufacturing Debate, which takes place on 25th May. The theme of this year’s event is accelerating UK manufacturing growth to match the best of the G7. Details on how to attend can be found in the story below.
The drumbeat of the EU Referendum gets louder and louder. Last year the MTA ran a major consultative exercise which revealed the 89% of our members believed that it was in the interests of their companies to remain within the EU. If you would like to lend your support and that of your company more directly to the Remain campaign please contact the MTA’s Head of External Affairs, Paul O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our Learning & Development offering has been revving up in the past few months and the MTA was pleased to support the F1 in Schools initiative at Silverstone last week as well as the Girl Kart Grand Prix. The aim of both projects is to encourage young people to change their perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, science and technology.
For more details on these worthwhile projects contact our L&D Co-ordinator Laura Pickering email@example.com. Laura would also like to ensure we contact the correct people within your company, so please can you email and provide the name, job title, email address and contact telephone number of the person responsible for Learning & Development/Education & Training/ Apprentice Recruitment within your organisation.
We have been contacted by the European General Manager of the US company, DRAKE Manufacturing who are looking for a partner to sell their machines in the UK market. Details on how to do so can be found within the Brief.
MTA associate members Bridge PR are hosting a Partner Day on the 19th May at Twycross Zoo. The half day event will provide you with the opportunity to meet with Bridge PR’s other network partners, from photographers, graphic designers, SEO specialists, business development managers, and even IT experts to uncover some of the ways in which you could work together with, or without, Bridge. Details on how to attend can be found in the below story.
Join UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) on 10th May at the sixth UK-Turkey JETCO, aimed at strengthening economic and commercial ties between the UK and Turkey. To register email TurkeyJETCO@uktieventspecialist.co.uk.
Romi are having their Open House event 18/19th May at their Rugby HQ. During the event they will be showcasing our latest CNC machine tools & plastic injection moulding machines. Find out how to attend in the story below.
The UK GDP numbers released this week showed a slight slow-down in quarterly growth, although the annualised rate was unchanged from that at the end of 2015; both manufacturing and construction showed a fall in activity, with the growth generated mainly in services. The CBI Industrial Trends Survey was a little more optimistic with expectations of output growing in the coming 3 months and, perhaps more importantly, a sharp increase in investment intentions for plant & machinery, although a good chunk of this comes from the food & drink industry where some major manufactures have been affected by flooding earlier in the year.
That’s all for this week we’ll be back next Friday until then enjoy your long weekend from everyone at the MTA.